15 Open Science stakeholders talk about Open Science and Open Data

15 Open Science stakeholders talk about Open Science and Open Data

27-12-2017

September 2017 has been a very interesting month for the future of science. The 1st Open Science Fair (OSFair 2017) successfully took place in Athens and critically showcased the elements required for the transition to Open Science. More than 300 participants, key scientists, policy makers and science stakeholders from 33 countries around the world provided their inspirational views on how open data and open science influence all aspects of science and political life, presented their solutions and ideas on the notion of openness and discussed about the challenges posed by the new paradigm, in a three-day conference (06 - 08.09.17) which took place at the new premises of the National Library of Greece (NLG) at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre (SNFCC). 
 
During the Conference, we conducted 15 short interviews with prominent politicians and scientists -such as Prof. Jeffrey D.Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University and a senior UN advisor, Prof. John P. A. Ioannidis from Stanford University and the Greek Minister of Education, Prof.Kostas Gavroglou- and significant representatives of the political, enterpreneunal and editorial community to find out about their different perspectives, concerns and views not only on the benefits of open science paradigm but also the challenges it faces. 
 
Why is it so important to discover new ways for the dissemination of research results? What are the benefits of open access models and how the European Commission supports the transition to an open access model? How Greek policy meets openness? How can we engage the world community and the countries of the developed world in the new paradigm? What are the opportunities revealed from open science for the business world? Which are the initiatitives, tools and mechanisms that drive international co operation? How researchers view openess and what are the obstacles met when trying to apply its models?
 
The series of OSFair interviews are available on the Open Science Fair Youtube Channel.  
 
OSFair2017 was organized as an emblematic initiative of four EU projects in the area of Open Science: OpenAIRE, OpenUP, FOSTER and OpenMinTeD. It was locally curated by the National Kapodestrian University of Athens and the “Athena” Research and Innovation Center, and co-sponsored by the National Library of Greece.
 
  

 

 

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